UCLA Anderson School of Management

2016 - Fess Parker Resort, Santa Barbara

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University of California GEM‐BPP Research Workshop

Conference Co‐Chairs: Romain Wacziarg and Noam Yuchtman

May 7, 2016, Fess Parker Resort, Santa Barbara




Friday, May 6, 2016

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm:  Faculty Check In to the Fess Parker Resort

7:00 pm:  Faculty/Spouse Dinner, Cava Restaurant, Montecito

Saturday, May 7, 2016

8:00 to 9:00: Breakfast

9:00 to 10:00: Paola Giuliano: "Long Term Orientation and Educational Performance"

10:00 to 11:00: Reed Walker: "Energy Prices, Pass‐Through, and Incidence in US Manufacturing"

11:00 to 11:30: Coffee break #1

11:30‐13:00: Shorter Presentations (45 minutes each): 

  1. a)      Nico Voigtländer: "Knowledge Elites and Modernization: Evidence from Revolutionary France"

  2. b)      Noam Yuchtman: "Political Movements in Real Time: Evidence from Hong Kong's Democracy Movement" 

13:00 to 14:00: Lunch

14:00 to 15:00: Christian Dippel: "Elite Competition, Co‐option and the Iron Law of Oligarchy: Theory and a Tale of 14 Islands"

15:00 to 16:00: Ernesto Dal Bo: "Who Becomes a Politician?"

16:00‐16:30: Coffee break #2

16:30‐18:00: PhD Student Sessions (30 minutes each)

  1. a)      Andrea Di Miceli: "Chasing the Key Player: a Network Approach to Myanmar Civil War".

  2. b)      Misha Poyker: "Nation-Building and Civil Conflict: Theory and Evidence from Boko Haram and Tuareg Insurgencies".

  3. c)      Vasily Korovkin: "Corruption vs Collusion:  Evidence from Russian Procurement Auctions".